SC 184 Welcoming New Colleagues We celebrate people when they are leaving, but not necessarily when they are arriving. We’re glad you’re here! Not, we’re glad you were here. When you are new to a college… Being a faculty member at a new place is stressful. In fact, the entire new semester is stressful. How we can help our newest colleagues. Introduce yourself to a new person and offer to help. “I can be a resource for you.” Recall what it was like when you were new. What could have helped you? Don’t give them extra things to do. Discourage them from volunteering for extra work. We want a first year person to concentrate on teaching. If they were the second choice for the job, don’t tell them! Invite them to lunch! Next week: Welcoming New Students We welcome your comments, feedback and guest post submissions. Email: General Information | Prof. David C. Pecoraro Thank you! Daniel & David ~~~~~ All Podcasts via This Website Click this Link to Subscribe via iTunes Click this Link to Listen on Stitcher Smart Radio Click this Link to Subscribe via Google Play Click this Link to Subscribe via RSS (non-iTunes feed) ### SC 184 Welcoming New Colleagues If you are concerned about making tenure or getting hired as a full time professor, this book is for you....Read More
Author: David Pecoraro
The Professor as Presenter – Learning Management Systems Preparation is Key David interviewed a number of professors at an online university and discovered that for each online class, the professors were paid for 300 hours to prepare their course. Switching to a learning management system overnight is crazy! TIPS Be attentive to your time in addition to your students time. It is not wise for you to be online and available 24 /7. Spend large amounts of time setting up your course online and making certain that it is working, 100% in all areas. Don’t assume that your current students, in an online class, are the only students seeing the exam as it becomes easy for them to share. Our students today are very comfortable using these learning management systems. Use your management system as your personal assistant. Discover how the software can enable you to teach in new and innovative ways to improve learning for your students. We welcome your comments, feedback and guest post submissions. Email: General Information | Prof. David C. Pecoraro Thank you! Daniel & David ~~~~~ All Podcasts via This Website Click this Link to Subscribe via iTunes Click this Link to Listen on Stitcher Smart Radio Click this Link to Subscribe via Google Play Click this Link to Subscribe via RSS (non-iTunes feed) ### SC 183 Learning Management Systems If you are concerned about making...Read More
Our college students may not have that much experience handling stress. Here are tips for encouraging healthy habits and steering them toward campus resources when they need more help. Source: Health and Safety – How can I help my student manage stress? |...Read More
Conventional wisdom suggests the answer to this question is that the choice of major is the most important decision and consequently drives the career choice. Parents, friends, and some school personnel mistakenly have the student focus on a major. Consequently, the student is asked repeatedly…”What are you going to major in?” Rarely is the student Source: Career vs. Major…Which Comes...Read More
I have been talking often about the learning management system (LMS), Canvas, these past few days. We are switching over to it for the coming academic year, which, according to my calculations, starts in about two and a half seconds. One of the many features I appreciate about it is how easy it is to […] Source: How to create a video for a class – Teaching in Higher...Read More
Did you know you could get financial aid to attend college?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA as it is commonly referred to, is a form that allows you to apply for financial aid to attend college.
It is open to applicants that are current or prospective students and importantly, needs to be applied for each academic year.